Naltar Valley – The Land of Fairies
Camping Site | Naltar Valley – The Land of Fairies
Naltar is famous for its colourful lakes, it is situated at a drive of 2.5 hours from Gilgit. World’s tastiest potatoes are cultivated here. Covered with pine trees, this valley doesn’t seem to be a part of this world.
If you really want to experience paradise in this world, you should visit Naltar at least once. This place will make you fall in love with it.
Both summer and winter the mountains of Naltar Valley is covered with snow.There are two peaks in Naltar Valley.Maharbani Peak or Palo Peak and the hight of this peak is about 5,639 m. This mountain range connected with Karakoram Rang. Shani Peak is a mountain in the south of Naltar. It lies in the west of Snow Dome and in the northwest of Mehrbani Peak. To its east flows the Shani Glacier towards Naltar Valley and the hight of this peak is about 5,029 m this Peak is also known as Khaltar Peak.
A small number of Astor markhor , an endangered specie of wild goat, lives in the reserve.Other large mammals present include the Alpine ibex , the snow leopard , the brown bear , the grey wolf , the red fox , the beech marten and the leopard cat. About 35 species of bird have been recorded in the sanctuary, including the Brooks’s leaf-warbler . Naltar Valley is located in Gilgit Baltistan, around 40 km north west from Gilgit. There is direct public transport available from Gilgit.
Naltar is famous for its colorful lakes, three of them are reachable by jeep from Naltar village.